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Old 02-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #121
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Heartpounding to say the least. There are only 2 in the queue for Tripwire so I will go ahead and reserve it. Kind of funny that a fluffy chick lit lover like me found myself interested in these. I normally don't get drawn to thrillers.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #122
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lately David Dalglish, i've become a big fan of his brand of sword&sorcery.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:04 PM   #123
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For me (in no particular order);


Living authors

Christopher Brookmyre
Carl Hiaasen
Iain Banks (without the 'M')
Jo Nesbo
Lee Child
Ben Elton
Terry Pratchett
Jim Butcher
Rob Grant

Those that are now sadly deceased and so won't be publishing any more books
George MacDonald Fraser
John Steinbeck
Steig Larsson
Douglas Adams
Finally someone mentioned Stieg Larsson.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #124
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Fun! I'll play.

In random order....
J.R.R. Tolkien
Rick Riordan
Robert B. Parker (Spenser only)
Elizabeth Peters
Seanan McGuire
Ilona Andrews
Jim Butcher (not Codex series though)
David Eddings
Patricia Briggs
Kevin Hearne
Clive Cussler
Mark del Franco
Jeanine Frost
Neil Gaiman
Richard Kadrey
C.S. Lewis
Brandon Mull
J.K. Rowling
Farley Mowat
James Herriot
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Anne McCaffrey's Pern
Susan Casey
Faith Hunter
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #125
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it is a short list for me

john grisham

michael connelly

stephen hunter
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #126
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Nonfiction AFAIK living

Howard Blum
Erik Larson
Julie Fenster
Mark Bowden
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Literary Fiction AFAIK living

Richard Russo

SciFi/Fantasy AFAIK Living

Jo Walton

Guilty Pleasure Fiction AFAIK Living

Archer Mayor
Faye Kellerman

Favorite novelist still mostly paper-only

Conrad Richter

P.S. And honorable mentions for those who can or could write mysteries without bloodshed:

Dorothy Sayers
Nury Vittachi
Alexander McCall Smith

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #127
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i'd say:

richard stark
lee child
joe r lansdale
michael connelly
ross macdonald
elmore leonard
thomas harris
dennis lehane
c.s. forrester
stephen king
caleb carr

not in any particular order.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #128
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it is a short list for me

john grisham

michael connelly

stephen hunter
earl swagger is an amazing character.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #129
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A lot of commonality in our lists, and have to say .



I envy you the fact that you still have them all to read for the first time. I still have waking nighmares over the tunnel scene in "Die Trying".



"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." -Jack Reacher
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #130
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hard-boiled pat, please stop posting so much messages in a row. Get them all in one, you are indirectly spamming.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #131
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He's quoting and answering other people in the last two of those three posts. I don't see a problem, myself. A multi-quote post might have been better, but I chalk that up to individual style.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #132
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I read One drink before the War by Dennis Lehane and was most happy with it. Then I started another and haven't finished it yet as it seemed dull. (don't recall title)

Was really looking forward to it so maybe my expectations were too high. Many authors like Robert Tanenbaum, Elmore Leonard, John Lescroart, Robert B. Parker, Rex Stout, etc. Etc. I have never found trouble finishing. Maybe I enjoy some books more than others, but no disappointments that I can recall.

Can someone recommend another book by Lehane that they have really enjoyed?

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #133
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I read One drink before the War by Dennis Lehane and was most happy with it. Then I started another and haven't finished it yet as it seemed dull. (don't recall title)

Was really looking forward to it so maybe my expectations were too high. Many authors like Robert Tanenbaum, Elmore Leonard, John Lescroart, Robert B. Parker, Rex Stout, etc. Etc. I have never found trouble finishing. Maybe I enjoy some books more than others, but no disappointments that I can recall.

Can someone recommend another book by Lehane that they have really enjoyed?

Helen
yes, mystic river is a great read, even better than the movie(big shock there).
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #134
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Thanks I will try it out.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #135
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Banana Yoshimoto, Haruki Murakami, Robertson Davies, Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, among others. I'd like to give Margaret Atwood an honourable mention, as well.
Margaret Atwood! When she's good, she is very, very good. But some of her books. . . I don't know. Kind of like Harry Turtledove (in all of his pen names) in that regard.
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